By Lisa Nsaba
For some the party was taken to the road and the wilderness on Friday 14th December as they ended the year. Kick starting it off with dancing on the bus as they listened to silent disco at 9pm as they set off from Kampala all the way to Makwanzi falls in Jinja, the set destination. Making pit stops in different areas around town, starting with Shell Lugogo; where they had motorists slowing down to stare as partiers danced away.
They moved on to hangouts around acacia, taking the party all the way to Jinja, where they arrived at 4am, and continue the party enjoying music and muchomo. While some retired to camp in the tents for the rest of the night, others stayed warm by the bonfire listening to music.
Saturday had people swimming in the falls, doing yoga, playing volley ball and football, taking nature walks and listening to performances by Santana, Rodney Sho, Andy Music and some others, then a movie night followed by more partying.
“I organized this because I always wanted to do something different, and with the right team it was a success. About 100 people showed up, it being the first to do this, and I expect the number to be higher the next time we do this again, which is around August next year,” said Andy Music, a music producer and artist, who was part of the organizers.
Others expressed their excitement about the rave and said they would definitely go for the next one, especially if it was in another place.
“It was a very good experience, something that I have never done before, I have never been to Jinja so this was a good opportunity for me to tour it, I would definitely do it again, in a different location,” said Rodney Sho, a Ugandan Reggae artist.
Others who came alone said that they would go back for the next rave, not alone, but with a date.
“I came alone this time, I think it sucks when you come alone, I would definitely do it again, but with a date. I liked the originality of the concept and the live performances were great too,” said Santana Karma, a rapper/musician.
The rave came to an end on Sunday 16th as people listened to music on the journey back to Kampala, with the mood somber as partiers were exhausted from the previous day’s activities.